We receive many requests from individuals to connect with Karl on LinkedIn. Many of these are from clients or ex-clients, colleagues, acquaintances, or old friends. And many people seek to connect because they like to keep track of the ideas and activities of certain resource people in the field of business – such as Karl.
If you don't know Karl personally or professionally, we ask that you include a brief message with your connection request, identifying yourself and explaining your interest.
Please don't rely on LinkedIn's tired, old default message, "I'd like to add you to my network on LinkedIn." Frankly, that message is rather impersonal – who wants to be "added" to somebody's "collection," like a face on a trading card? Your request is more likely to be accepted if it's from a person to a person.